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BIKE India

BIKE India

April 2020

BIKE India has fixed that urge with a truly adrenaline-pumping passion magazine that caters as much to the super-bike fanatic as to man-on-the-road commuter. Dedicated in its entirety to the country’s burgeoning biker community, the magazine is emerging as a biker’s bible, not just in India, but across Asia. BIKE India magazine is produced by die-hard motorcycle enthusiasts with over 25 years of hands-on experience, who strive to deliver unbiased and extensive reviews of latest two-wheelers produced across the globe.

Country:
India
Language:
English
Publisher:
Next Gen Publishing Limited
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6 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
worldwide repercussions

THE INDIAN ECONOMY IS IN A SLOW-DOWN AND, TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE, NOW the world is facing the threat of the coronavirus. It is taking a further toll on the Indian two-wheeler industry. In the days gone by, a virus in China would not have affected the Indian two-wheeler manufacturers because all the components were sourced locally. Today, in this age of globalization, manufacturers are sourcing cheap components from across the world and especially from China. There is a problem with the supply of components from China and this has had an adverse effect on the production of two-wheelers. The switch to Bharat Stage VI is also going to be a problem since most fuel-injection components are sourced from China. The EV manufacturers across the world are going to face difficulties…

16 min.
confirmed! honda middle-weight to be made in india

WITH SPORT and adventure bikes becoming more popular in India, Honda are focusing their their attention on this segment. In a recent interaction, the Japanese company confirmed that it would be producing sub-500-cc motorcycles in India. That’s not really the big news because Honda already assemble bikes such as the CB300R here but since even completely knocked down (CKD) units attract huge taxes, the single-cylinder neo-retro bike costs about the same as the Royal Enfield 650 twins. The story peg is that Honda are aiming at 100 per cent localization for the new line-up of middle-weights and this should facilitate a lot more competitive price point. Thus, the company will not be importing foreign-made components and assembling the motorcycles here but, this time round, vital components such as the powertrain,…

1 min.
smaller honda africa twin in the works

According to a report by MCN, Honda are working on a smaller-capacity Africa Twin to enter into the middleweight segment and appeal to a wider range of customers. This is good news for enthusiasts. The bike will help fill the gap between the off-road-focused CRFs (250-cc - 450-cc) and the 1,100-cc Africa Twin. Kenji Morita, project leader for the 1,100-cc Africa Twin, was quoted as saying that Honda, who have a gap in their range, were thinking of a half-way model to attract younger buyers. The new Africa Twin is expected to be based on the Honda NC series from 2012 that included the NC750S and NC750X. The report suggests that the new Africa Twin will be equipped with a 790-cc engine and, like the 1100, get a DCT option as well.…

1 min.
hero electric maestro edge under development

With Indian buyers rapidly adapting to electric vehicles (EV), Hero MotoCorp are also eyeing a share of the market. The buzz is that India’s leading two-wheeler maker is working on an electric version of the Maestro Edge scooter. The new e-scooter will look like its petrol-powered sibling and is likely to be launched later this year. To differentiate the two versions, the EV will be introduced with unique paint schemes and decals. Like all Hero products, the Maestro Edge will surely be priced competitively.…

2 min.
readers write

Looking for a Comfy Cruiser I am looking for a comfortable bike for daily use (70 to 100 kilometres). I had an Avenger which clocked 1,80,000 km in six years. It is difficult to find comfort that is as good as it is on the Avenger. I am now looking for a new cruiser. My budget is Rs 1.5 lakh. I also wanted to know what the difference is between the Bajaj Avenger in terms of BS IV to BS VI. Avnish Kumar, via social media Hello, Avnish, If the Avenger suits you so well, it would make sense to stick to it. The Avenger Cruise 220 would be ideally suited to your needs. As for the differences between the BS IV and BS VI bikes, they are mostly restricted to the engine…

1 min.
is it legitimate?

Recently I bought a helmet with the “ISI” mark as a sticker. Is it legitimate to have an ISI mark sticker instead of a printed mark? Is it legal to put just a sticker like this instead of properly printing the ISI mark? Jatin Singh,via social media Dear Jatin, Congratulations on the new lid. Some manufacturers use stickers to display their products’ safety standards while others choose to have it printed on the shell as a graphic. It is perfectly fine to have a sticker rather than a printed or stamped ISI mark. Wish you the best and ride safe.…